US politics shock: Trump dumps Scaramucci
President Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci from his job as communications director, after just a week and a half.
The move was announced hours after the President’s new chief-of-staff John Kelly was sworn in.
Anthony Scaramucci has quit as White House director of communications, after just 10 days on the job. pic.twitter.com/O02bwhsRR0— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 31, 2017
Scaramucci shocked many with an outburst last week against then-chief of staff Reince Priebus, calling him a ‘f—ing paranoid schizophrenic’.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has admitted the President thought those comments were “inappropriate”, but it’s not the sole reason he is now gone.
The abrupt decision shows that the new chief-of-staff, Kelly, is moving quickly to assert control over the West Wing.
Scaramucci Scaramucci can you do the Trumpdango?— Tom Watson (@tom_watson) July 31, 2017